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Bridges
Bridges

Bridges Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bridgesrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (604) 687-4400
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday thru Saturday from 5:30 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Shane McNeil
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room comfortably seats 150 for a plated meal, or 200 for a cocktail reception. Bigger thoughts, include the main floor rooms for a full-on party of 750!
  • Private Party Contact: Susan Sharun (604) 687-7351
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open and offering special service on all public holidays, Valentine's and Mothers' Day. Open for Brunch Mothers' Day. Closed for business on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Johnston
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Bus # 50 connects to the entrance on the island. Another option is via the Granville Island Ferries which crosses a short stretch of water and drops passengers who have chosen to walk from the city centre twenty yards from the restaurant entrance.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free surface parking is available on the streets of Granville Island, right at the restaurant's front door.
A word from Bridges
Bridges has a stunning location, overlooking the fishing boats in False Creek and the mountains of the North Shore. The dining room features a vaulted ceiling highlighting the original beams and trusses of this 1920's building, with floor to ceiling windows capturing every part of the view. In a casually elegant atmosphere, the chef presents a menu designed to be shared, featuring fresh seafood, rich meats and local produce. During the summer, the dining room's outdoor terrace offers a unique opportunity for white-linen service on the waterfront. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "Bridges remains one of my favorite spots for a drink on a sunny summer day, but the food was variable in quality. They were out of fresh oysters, but the grilled salmon was tasty, if overpriced. The paella was a huge disappointment. Very little chorizo, three mussels, and no discernable yse of saffron or a base sofrito. At over $30 a serving, it just wasn't good enough"
    Dined on 9/28/2014
  • "Lovely location with a great outdoor patio (had it not been raining) . Service was excellent and the food was average. Portion size was a little small. This is a great place for a group to have a gathering and obviously a wonderful place for outdoor summer dining. Tremendous View"
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "To celebrate a special event, we thought we'd try something new on Granville Island. BRIDGES had pretty consistent good reviews, but we were disappointed. My wife had a morel risotto - she found the mushrooms to be flavorless, maybe re-hydrated? I had the paella, which was OK, but uninteresting. Overall, just not a meal we enjoyed as much as we had hoped. We certainly would not go back."
    Dined on 9/23/2014
  • "I love Bridges, the food is always great, the dining area is very pleasant, the staff is friendly,very aware of the diners' wants and always nice to my 4 year old. When we are going to Bridges I know I won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 9/19/2014
  • "I returned to Vancouver/Granville Island after a 10 year absence. My wife and I chose to Honeymoon in Vancouver Granville Island is a MUST STOP for any BC visitor. Bridges is also a must stop while touring Granville. FABULOUS views, GREAT PATIO and great food served by an attentive Staff! Go Dine at Bridges! You will not regret it! Migs"
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Very good food, not always prepared with complete care. Some items are outstanding, prawn cakes, watermelon salad, risotto were all special. Halibut arrived lukewarm, veggies and potatoes with chicken a little tired. Fantastic gelato! Still I'd go back in a minute but the beer, wine and spirits list are disappointing. And my requests to the manager to improve it were met with polite disinterest. Too bad, small adjustments could make the whole experience as outstanding as the view on a summer evening. David, was a lovely server."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We had a lovely time. It was my daughter's birthday. unfortunately we found two hairs in the food. I am a bit picky. It didn't stop my appetite. The personnel was very apologetic. The other five people of our party did not seem to be bothered and overall we had a good time."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "We had a great evening at Bridges. While the ambiance lends itself to formal-ness, we were very comfortable and welcome in our casual attire (after a day of exploring Granville Island). The service was friendly but not overbearing, and the food was fantastic. We sat outside and enjoyed a beautiful evening."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "had a great time with friends, nice chatting place and beautiful scenery plus delicious food, would love to go again... also, was interesting seeing a proposal complete with flower bouquet & kneeling at another table."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Good food in an amazing setting. Great experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "While the food was fabulous, our waitress was a smiling for the outside, she rude and unpleasant."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Had a great view of the harbor and fun location on the island."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Food is a little over priced for the amount that you get. Definitely can't get full off of one meal. Great service and ambiance"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We choose to eat here on our last night in Vancouver as we have been on holiday here, plus my cousin got married over the weekend. My auntie had suggested bridges as she had eat there before and said it was nice. There was 5 of us out for dinner we sat upstairs and our table over looked the bridge and harbour what a stunning view it was. Our waiter was David Solman I think his name was. Well I give him 100% for customer service this guy knows how to treat his guests. He suggested what to eat and wine and kept us laughing at all times. We all enjoyed the food i couldn't say a bad word about it, so hats off to the chef. Overall a very good first experience would highly recommend eating here."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at this place and Bridges' maitre d' went out of his way to make our dinner a memorable event: we were seated at a table on the terrace with a beautiful view on the river; the waitress was very helpful and friendly. My scallops and prawns fettuccine and my wife's salmon were outstanding. Our waitress told us that the dessert was on the house (apparently it's a tradition at this restaurant for couples celebrating their anniversaries) and then maitre d' sent us a couple of glasses of local ice wine that was very delicious. Overall it was one of highlights of our trip to Vancouver. I highly recommend this place for a dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We ordered octopus and bc mussels for starters to share, it was ok. Main course were scallop prawn fettuccini & paella. Seafood were fresh but somehow tasteless, especially prawn, mussels. Paella was not authentic, why would a high end restaurant deliver such a dish? I ordered banana split that was not on upper dining menu. The server was quite reluctant to check if they can do it. She didn't come back to tell us she had ordered and just brought the dessert to us. I had good times at the bistro & bar few weeks ago and expect upper dining will deliver even way beyond expectation. I would stick with bistro & bar."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with the Scallop & Prawn Fedicini. Two of us had this dish. Our guest left half of it. It was dry and tasteless. All previous visits have been excellent but not this important occasion."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We had a terrific evening entertaining our gusset from my Montreal here, mad especially memorable by our witty and attentive waiter . I think his name was David Solomon."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious meal and the service was great. Our favorite waiter was on hand and as always provided informative information about the menu. The only disappointment was the wine we ordered was unavailable and the second choice had limited stock. The restaurant was quiet and peaceful and along with the view the whole experience was relaxing and refreshing. We sat at the window and watched the boats go by and could see the boats in the marina. The Ferry dock is there as well and people came and went. Bridges is our favorite Granville Island restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bridges, as we were visiting Vancouver. We arrived and our table was ready, with a great view of the water and, yes, bridges. The waiter was great and engaging, very knowledgeable about the food and drinks, plus a pleasure to chat with. We had cocktails to start which were superb. We started with oysters and a lovely salad, followed by a main of some great halibut. Then we ended with dessert of cheesecake. That was all accompanied by some BC white wine. It was all nicely plated, good temperature, and very tasty. We would highly recommend this to anyone dining on Granville Island!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "we ordered the oysters and grilled octopus for our appies and the octopus was way over cooked resulting in a very dry and rubbery texture. The halibut entree was pre-made and plated. It got reheated in the microwave or even before being brought to the table because the friend onions were soggy and the sauce on the plate looked dried up.It was also very salty. The paella was under-cooked and was very bland."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Great food, exceptional service, and the incomparable ambiance of the marina on a sunny, warm evening... it really does not get any better than this! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We had a lovely day on Granville Island. It was my husband's 61st birthday - we travelled in from Hope & were staying overnight at the Granville Island Hotel. So we had a nice lunch at Bridges in the lower restaurant with a great Chardonnay, & then dinner which we had reserved in the upper dining area. The food was superb, service was great, friendly & attentive staff. Great views. It was a lovely way to celebrate the occasion, my husband was duly impressed. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Having lived in Vancouve rfor most of my life, I have taken out of town guests to Bridges on lots of occasions. However, they dropped off my radar over the last few years. I was worried that the food would be the typical so-so food in a restaurant with a view, often seen as catering to visitors. The food was excellent. Having just returned from a week in Paris, Bridges held up very very well. Excellent Steak, terrific salad and great desert. With the right amount of attention from our service staff. Well done. Steve"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Came here with my partner and son after his graduation weekend. I have eaten here a few times before when in town from Calgary but it was a truly perfect evening. Thank you"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful night. Quiet, romantic, & they fully met my special requests with more than expected service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of Vancouver's best as it highlights ALL that is wonderful about this city - great food, great service and a wonderful view AND it includes outside dinning when the weather cooperates! Great for those of us that have the good fortune to live here and wonderful for tourists."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Seafood was excellent. Bread was especially delicious. Willing to make small changes for custom orders. Sparkling wine by the glass was some of the best we have had in the city. We were in the dining room upstairs which is moderately expensive but special, and of course the views were marvellous. Much better than we expected (given the view and location)!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Booked a table for Mother's Day (May 11) Brunch almost a month in advance. We arrived right on time for our reservation and there were many tables available but we still had to wait a while before we were seated. The view was amazing as it was nice and sunny that day. We were shocked that the menu was fixed for "Mother's Day Special" but this was not communicated to us beforehand. We did not expect a $38 set menu as the reason we booked with Bridges in the first place was because my mum loves their regular menu, so she was quite disappointed with this. Would have been nice if Open Table/Bridges made us aware of this set menu price as we probably would have decided to book somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was excited to book a reservation for Mother's Day brunch at Bridges. As it was somewhat costly ($38 per person) I expected great service and great food, along with the scenic view. Unfortunately it was a miss on service and food - the food came out barely warm and wasn't high quality. I didn't send it back as the table next to us had attempted to send one of their meals back and seemed to be having a hard time with it. The service was slow and at times quite inattentive and forced. The view was spectacular though and the restaurant had a pleasant ambiance. Overall, I was disappointed as I had been looking forward to treating my mom to a lovely brunch. Next time I'll book ahead somewhere else. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful dinner with absolutely stellar service. We were a bit early at 6 pm as we were going to a show at the Granville Island Stage. For half the meal, we were the only diners on the large patio. So surprising! We're not really bread eaters, but the complimentary focaccia was so delicious, we had seconds. My husband's sablefish was fantastic. I had the paella which was good but I wouldn't order it again. The patio and view cannot be beat - and you certainly don't have to fight the crowds downstairs."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We came from White Rock, marine dr and one of us had only an hour for dinner as they were working for one the theatre groups. The sun was shining very brightly, it was almost too bright. Meals were presented and consumed, and then we headed back to work, to other meetings and we went to the Arts Club. A very enjoyable evening, thank you."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "We went as a group of 10 for a batchelorette party. Great setting for a restaurant. Staff were lovely and very accommodating to us. Food was very good, and great value for money"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Having dined at several restaurants over several nights, Bridges was second only to Cin Cin in food quality. However compared to the aforementioned restaurant the portion sizes were lacking greatly. The food was excellent, however given the proximity I would visit the other."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We celebrated my wife's 30th birthday there with a very perfect meal. I was there before about twenty years ago when I was in high school with my schools music group, and I vowed to go back there when I was old enough to truly enjoy the fine dining experience. It was great! We will be back. Hopefully soon."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, lovely setting but very poor service. The server seemed very unsure and uncomfortable, took away several people's glasses and/or dishes without asking if we were finished and generally did not seem to be remotely communicative, a complete opposite to the server we had prior to the meal at the bar downstairs. A lovely spot and I will be back and will hope for better service next time."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The shrimp cakes were very tasty and had large chunks of shrimp in them"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We used a travelzoo voucher and still felt the menu was totally overpriced for what you received. Entrees consisted of meat / fish only and vegetables had to be ordered separate. I had ordered the sablefish which was about $18 and that is exactly what I received, a small 3x4" piece of mushy whitefish. I had to order fries on the side for an additional $10! My friend ordered scallops as an appetizer and received two very small scallops for $17. I guess you are really just paying for the beautiful view because the food certainly was nothing to rave about. I would not go back there again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our server Jason was extremely attentive, friendly as well as genuine. We came here with a TravelZoo voucher and ordered a few items. Butternut squash & lobster bisque; sweet as well as creamy with a lobster flavour. Seared scallops; perfect crispiness on the exterior and tastes buttery as well as moist. Mussels; although a bit small because not in season, taste plump with the light refreshing potato, paprika, parsley & butter broth. Rack of lamb; medium rare as requested, juice and tender. Paella; rice has a light pasta seafood taste, however, does taste slightly more tomatoey. Bridges cheesecake; creamy and not overly sweet, however, the crust was too moist."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Maybe we hit it on an off night, but we were all a little disappointed by the limited menu and the food. Shrimp cake appetizer, lobster, flat iron steak and tuna were all samples by our party, but the quality of food didn't warrant the prices. Not this it was terrible, just we have had better. Menu is a la carte (which is what it is - ordered two sides - mushrooms and pomme frittes) so with drinks and tip our bill was over $300 (including desserts which though were really delish). Plus we were overcharged for wine - instead of two glasses we were charged for one and a carafe. So many other choices in Vancouver - that other than the view and location, this restaurant needs to step it up a notch to be competitive."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
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